Sunday, March 26, 2017

Thanks.. for the layers!


 

Today has been on the warm side, but cloudy and rainy/drizzly all day.  My husband (poor thing) has been sick for what seems like a month.  He just can't get this cold or sinus thing knocked out, so he was laying low today and my daughter had her first sleep over last night with her cousin, so she has been pretty lazy as well.  It was the perfect time to make another card!

This is for The Paper Players challenge this week which is a sketch... with layers!  I love the clean & simple designs, but when I first started card making I LOVED layers and let's face it, I still do! I remember a day when it was almost a contest to see who could get the most layers on a card.  It was crazy.  I really like how this sketch used the circle among the rectangles.  It gives it a great look and will be a sketch I go back to when I need some inspiration.

My color combo is straight from the designer paper Sycamore Street.  I used Summer Starfruit, Island Indigo, and Rich Razzleberry.  I know, it seems old, but I barely have cut into this beautiful paper and had to use it!  I also brought out my most favorite stamp set of all called Live Your Dream.  It is a classic Stampin' Up set on wooden blocks... old school, ya'll!  Get ready because I have another throwback set sitting out to use next and it's another one of my favorites!

Supplies
Paper: Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Summer Starfruit, Island Indigo, Sycamore Street DP 
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Summer Starfruid, Island Indigo
Stamps: Live Your Dream
Accessories: 1 1/4'' circle punch, 1'' circle punch, 1/2'' circle punch, Circle Nestabilities, Scallop Circle Nestabilities, Stampin' Write Markers (Rich Razzleberry, Summer Starfruit, Island Indigo)

Enjoy the Ride...

Hello!  It looks like Sunday is going to end up being the day I get to stamp... that's better than nothing, right?  I'm still trying to get my groove back, so I played the Feature Stamper challenge from Splitcoast Stampers again this week.  This week's Featured Stamper is Papercraft Boutique.  She has an amazing Clean & Simple design profile and I enjoyed going through her gallery.

I ultimately settled on this card to CASe:

I kept the layout basically the same, but changed everything else.  I kept the bicycle theme, though because I thought it was super cute and remembered I had this image from Papertrey Ink that I'm not sure I've ever used!

I dug into some designer paper I bought from Stampin' Up before I went on my hiatus... I think I've used it once... it's called Sweet Dreams and I believe it was from a Sale-a-Bration several years ago.  I realize I have a thing about clouds because I used clouds on my card last week as well.. haha!

As always, thanks for stopping by!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend and have a great week!

Supplies
Paper: Whisper White, Crisp Cantaloupe, Island Indigo, Sweet Dreams DP (all SU)
Ink: Basic Gray (SU)
Stamps: Everyday Button Bits (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: Basic Gray Marker, Crisp Cantaloupe Marker, Island Indigo Marker, Sweet Dreams Buttons, Linen Thread (all SU)

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Sky's the Limit


Wow, I haven't shared or made a card since OCTOBER 2015!  I knew it had been a long time, but I honestly didn't know it had been THAT long.  Things have been crazy and I don't find much time to myself.  When I do, I'm usually too tired to do anything but park myself on the couch and catch up on a few shows.  Right now I've been binge watching the original Dallas series!  It's always fun to see what good ole JR is up to and to catch up on all the 80's fashion.  I secretly love it...

Anyway, I was in a funk today and for once, I don't have any major house work looming over my head and my 3 year old was actually occupied for about an hour with Easter eggs and "squishys".  What is the deal with those blind bags, anyway?  That is for another day... but really, someone out there is making a FORTUNE off of parents who just need their kid to stop screaming for 1 minute.. HAHA! 

I had dug up some of my stamping supplies a few weeks ago with the intention of making a card for my cousin's baby shower.  But, once I unpacked everything from the closet... I was too tired and it has been sitting on my table for 3 weeks or so.  TRAGIC!  Today I decided I was going to make a card.  I was too lazy and honestly, knew I didn't have much time to dig through and contemplate colors and paper, so I went with what I had pulled out and just changed the stamp set.  I own nothing from the newest Stampin' Up catalog... I still have in color ink pads from two years ago that have never been opened... things are bleak in my crafting room.  Today is Sunday and I knew it was the Featured Stamper challenge on my go-to site, Splitcoast Stampers.  I decided I really needed a CASe to get me back in the swing of things.  I settled on this card by DJ Rants for several reasons.  #1, it featured hot air balloons which I am drawn to, #2 it was from 2011 which I feel like is in my realm of stamping supplies HAHA, #3 the layout was interesting.

I changed up the stamp set using the (I'm assuming retired) set Up, Up, and Away from Stampin' Up.  I also changed the colors and layout slightly.  Overall, I'm pleased with how it came out and I'm happy I was able to find time to create something.  I think it made me mentally more stable... HAHA!

Supplies:
Paper: Real Red, Night of Navy, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White, Maritime Designer Paper
Stamps: Up, Up & Away
Ink: Real Red, Night of Navy, Coastal Cabana
Accessories: Circle & Scallop Circle Nestabilities, Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Stampin' Dimensionals, 1 3/4'' Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch